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Panthers sign two after CB Houston retires

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The Carolina Panthers signed cornerback T.J. Heath and defensive tackle Kenny Horsley on Wednesday after cornerback Chris Houston decided to retire.

Houston, 30, informed the Panthers on Tuesday that he is retiring. The veteran, who did not play in the NFL last season due to a toe injury, signed a one-year deal with Carolina in June and was competing for a roster spot.

Heath has bounced around the NFL since being signed as an undrafted rookie by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011. He played in five games as a rookie and appeared in two games for the Miami Dolphins last season. He also spent time with Cleveland, Buffalo and Cincinnati but didn’t appear in any games.

Horsley was signed to a future contract by the Washington Redskins in January but was waived in May. He played in the Canadian Football League in 2014.

The Panthers also waived kicker Matt Wile.


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